meadow beauty

noun
any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, especially R. mariana or R. virginica, having showy rose-pink flowers with eight prominent bright yellow stamens.
Also called deer grass.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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Weaving in and out of wren territories, the bee crosses the meadow and reaches a patch of meadow beauty.
Meadow beauty is perhaps the showiest of these, sporting bright rose-pink flowers with large yellow anthers.
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